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Baggie Shorts: 16.05.15

16 May 2015

A journey through time

WELCOME - isn't it strange to know our Saturday games are over until August?

Fear not, for we are determined to fill that hole in any way we can.

Enjoy

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Proud to be a Baggie?

You should be.

Hot on the heels of Manchester United raving about the behaviour of our supporters at Old Trafford during our 1-0 win comes this e-mail from the Newcastle United media office.

"After the game at St James' Park on Saturday, Darren was waiting outside the changing room by himself after the team had left as he was heading up to Scotland," said our Tyneside-based colleague.

"At the same time I was looking after a lad who was suffering from leukaemia and was meeting our players for pictures, including Jonas Gutierrez.

"Unprompted Darren starting chatting to the lad and was extremely friendly and supportive saying how strong a character he must be to get through the treatment.

"I just thought how lovely of him to do so and what a thoroughly nice man. He must be a dream to be part of your squad."

Yep, he sure is.

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May 15 2005, early morning before the Portsmouth game. Nigel Pearson is in the stadium and spots photographer Laurie Rampling already there.

"Laurie...Come in the office!"

In he trots, as did then Kitman Dave Matthews. They take a pew as Nigel holds court, then goes to the fridge and gets a bottle of champagne.

"A toast to survival gentlemen!"

"You sure Nige?" responds Rampling. "We might not make it!"

"We are staying up. No problem..." answered a cool, confident Pearson.

Presumably they've been doing the same thing in the Leicester dressing room for six weeks.

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Speaking of which, for those of you who woke with a hangover this morning (over 18s, obviously) please bear the following in mind.

Baggie Shorts is pretty sure it will be nothing compared to the headaches going around the Black Country on this day 10 years.

And, that's just the Albion players and staff...

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On that note, Happy Saturday to you all.


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